Monday, October 27, 2008

Something neat to know

I rarely post twice in one day, but I thought this was so cool and touching that I had to share it, because you never know who would like to know about this.

So I was checking the weekly-updated PostSecret, and I found this secret:

And sometimes people send in a response to the secret and Frank (the PostSecret guy) will post the responses. These were the two responses he posted:

-----Email Message-----
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 5:46 PM
Subject: grandma's voicemail

I have three voicemails my 34 year old cousin left me on my cell phone before she died of ovarian cancer over three years ago. In 3 years I will be older than she was when she died and my goal is to keep those voicemails until then. Maybe I'll keep them forever.

-----Email Message-----
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:16 PM
Subject: grandma's voicemail

I work for a major cell phone carrier. About once a year we hear of a story where someone is desperately hanging on to a voicemail from a lost loved one. We will put a hard copy of a voicemail from a lost loved one in your hands if you ask. It could be the greeting on their phone or a message they left on yours. We want you to have those memories. Please ask.

Wow. That is really cool. I've been known to save a voicemail here or there that was really touching, but thankfully never had to hang on to one of somebody I lost.

I just wanted people to know about this.

Have a great week!


Kelly said...

i love postsecret!

Jocelyn said...

I have saved voicemails from boyfriends while in long distance relationships. or cute boys after the 1st date. hehehe

forgingahead said...

My step-mom kept my dad's greeting on their voicemail for a year after he died. Every time I called her and heard his voice it made me smile.

Then one day it was gone. :-(

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow, that is really cool that they would do that!

triguyjt said...

thats very cool they do that...

i still save voice mail from my colleague casey, who passed nov of 06...its always nice to hear his voice, even though the message he left me was a bit off the wall due to the drugs he was taking for pain

GoBigGreen said... tub. Try the shower and just switch it up 2-3 min hot->30-1min cold, end on hot if you dont plan to work out or have to be "invigorated" later in the day, end on hot if you are done:)
If you have a club with a hot tub and can go back and forth from the shower ( cold ) to the hot tub that works well, too.
Bo Big Blue!! Hmmm..that works!We used to be the Dartmouth Indian's but no longer.

GoBigGreen said...

Ok i confused myself.
End on HOT if you are done.
End on Cold if you are still going to work out more later in the day or evening. But it is off season. End on hot:)

Laura said...

My grandmother still has my grandfather's greeting as her voicemail and answering machine message. He died over a year ago and sometimes, when I forget it's on there, it makes me cry, but happy to hear is voice again too.

Thanks for sharing this.
P.S. I found you from Greg.